Micheal Hussey was a proven match-winner when he played in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The former opening batsman was part of numerous triumphs of CSK during his IPL career. Recently, Hussey sat down to pick an all-time IPL XI.
The former Aussie cricketer joined in the fun and picked an IPL team with four overseas players and seven Indian players. He named the IPL XI in a podcast named Hotspot and said that this is the team that we would least like to face.
Michael Hussey picks all-time IPL XI
Hussey started his line-up with two prolific openers in the world game today Rohit Sharma and David Warner. Rohit is one of the top leading run-scorer in the competition with 4898 runs to his name. Whereas Australian David Warner has the most runs for any overseas batsman in the IPL with 4706 runs.
The 3 and 4 of Hussey’s team where two RCB stalwarts Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The duo has lit up stadiums all over India with their breathtaking batting. Kohli and de Villiers would find a place in any all-time XI IPL squad and Michael Hussey is no different.
The unrivalled MS Dhoni was Hussey’s pick to lead his side and bat at number 5. Interesting Dhoni was the only CSK players in the list which would surprise a few. Two destructive all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Andre Russell were next in the side. Both of them are game-changers with the bat in hand and also has a knack of picking crucial wickets.
Yuzvendra Chahal was also a part of Hussey’s team who made his name by performing in the IPL. Chahal has been phenomenal in the T20 league and has picked loads of wickets for RCB.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah two outstanding Indian fast bowlers concluded Hussey’s formidable all-star squad. Hussey named KL Rahul as his 12th man who is now the skipper of the Kings XI Punjab franchise.
All-time IPL XI of Michael Hussey:
Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.
12th man: KL Rahul